Cancer Support Foundation

We are proud that 2014 will mark our 36th year of helping local cancer patients.  In the last four decades, we have provided local cancer patients access to emotional support groups, items for hair loss from cancer treatment, financial assistance, transportation assistance to and from treatment and much more!  We invite you to help us mark this special year by partnering with us to serve more patients in more ways than ever before.  Here are some ways that you can help:

 

Send a gift to the Support House at 3324 South M Street, Fort Smith, AR 72903.  Any amount is appreciated and will be used to help area cancer patients and their families.

  • Set up an automatic monthly donation. Visit our “Network for Good” page . Consider at least $36 each month in honor of our 36th year of helping cancer patients.
  • Give an item on our wish list: bottled water, paper towels, Boost/Ensure, items for outreach bags—crossword/activity books, pocket notebooks, travel-size hand sanitizers, hard candy, etc.
  • Volunteer your time. Call  782-6302 to learn how you can serve.

Thank you for your support of the work of the Reynolds Cancer Support House.  It is our privilege to serve local cancer patients of all kinds—all people, all ages, all cancers, all stages.

The Cancer Support Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation, organized exclusively to support the work of the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House.

History of the Cancer Support Foundation

Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House
Angie Clegg, Director
3324 South M. St., Ft. Smith, AR 72903
(479) 782-6302 FAX 479-785-9065Cancer Support Foundation
Mary Lee Frase, Executive Director
3324 South M. St., Ft. Smith, AR 72903
(479) 424-1812 FAX 479-785-9065
1978–The Foundation begins providing cancer patients transportation to radiation therapy.
1990–In response to need, the foundation begins providing counseling, financial and pharmaceutical assistance, support services and other non-medical assistance through the Phillips Cancer Support House. Sparks Medical Center (one of the two major area hospitals) becomes a financial supporter.
1994–St Edward Mercy Medical Center (the other major hospital) also becomes a financial supporter. This unification of the two medical centers with the Cancer Support Foundation benefits cancer patients in our service area by increasing referrals and providing needed operational financial assistance.
2000–The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation awards a grant of $2.7 million for construction of our 22,000 square foot, state-of-the-art support house which serves as a national model for cancer information, education and support.
2006–The Cancer Support House increases its active patient base to nearly 2300 and continues to provide increased support services and programs to a fourteen county area in Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma.

1978–The Foundation begins providing cancer patients transportation to radiation therapy.

1990–In response to need, the foundation begins providing counseling, financial and pharmaceutical assistance, support services and other non-medical assistance through the Phillips Cancer Support House. Sparks Medical Center becomes a financial supporter.

1994–St Edward Mercy Medical Center also becomes a financial supporter. This unification of the two medical centers with the Cancer Support Foundation benefits cancer patients in our service area by increasing referrals and providing needed operational financial assistance.

2000–The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation awards a grant of $2.7 million for construction of our 22,000 square foot, state-of-the-art support house which serves as a national model for cancer information, education and support.

2009-The Cancer Support Foundation enables the Cancer Support House to serve over 1,000 area patients and their families.

2010–The Cancer Support House celebrates 10 years in its current facility.

2013 - Celebrating 35 years of providing programs and services to area cancer patients and their families.  Watch the website for exciting events all year long.

2013 Cancer Support Foundation Board of Directors